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tonight, a stunning resignation. the head of the cia, one of the nation's most respected generals, david petraeus, steps down, citing an extramarital affair. tonight, the shockwaves, the personal and public fall of the man in charge of the nation's secrets. >>> truth and dare. the president speaks at the white house for the first time since his victory, saying it is time to end the gridlock and warning republicans he thinks the voters sent a message about what needs to be done. >>> "real money." holiday travel prices skyrocket. and we show you how to save hundreds of dollars. do you know which day of the week you should be buying those plane tickets? >>> and "lincoln." the dream of director steven spielberg. the reluctance of daniel day lewis. tonight, for the first time here, together, telling how they brought a mythic president to life. our "persons of the week." >>> good evening. simply put, it was a shock today, when we learned that the general who symbolized the discipline and honor of the american military, the man entrusted with the vital secrets of the cia, general david p
>>> tonight on "nightline," a cia bombshell. as director david petraeus, one of the nation's most respected generals, resigns over an extramarital affair. how an fbi investigation involving his biographer brought down the man in charge of the country's most guarded secrets. >>> becoming lincoln. america's revered president, brought to life by a hollywood dream team. steven spielberg and daniel day lewis ted diane sawyer about separating the man from the myth. >>> and walk on the wild side. up close and personal with a rare and fearsome predator. our reporter puts tail in hand to get to know the african white lion. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," november 9th, 2012. >> good evening, i'm bill weir. when president obama strode into the east room of the white house this afternoon, we all knew that job one of term two is to hammer out some sort of deal with republicans to keep the federal government from veering off the so-called fiscal cliff. and we knew he would probably lay d
at the other intelligence? of course, he is the head of the cia. should the head of -- the director of national intelligence, he has access to the intelligence. they all had access to the intelligence, but this is the key, martha, and i want to hear representative king deny it, those talking points were signed off on by petraeus and by clapper. does she not have a right to rely on -- >> congressman king, very quickly on this. >> well, the fact is that when general clapper and general petraeus signed off on those talking points, it had different language in them. when they went over to the administration, we don't know whether it was the white house, the national security council, the justice department or the defense department, that language was changed. that was not the language sent over by the intelligence community. >> they signed off on -- >> gentlemen -- >> now, wait a minute. they signed off on those talking points. >> you made the point. you made the point. >> i had no choice. i had no choice at that stage. >> i want to move on to the other issues with david petraeus. he, again, was gi
is expected to face some pretty tough questions this morning over how the cia handled the attack in benghazi. >> it's the first time top lawmakers had a chance to question petraeus since he was caught up in that sex scandal. abc's preeti arla has a preview of today's hearings from washington. >> reporter: general david petraeus heads to capitol hill today to face lawmakers. he will meet behind closed doors with the house and senate intelligence committees. his testimony comes a week after he stepped down as cia director after admitting to an extramarital affair. >> director petraeus went to tripoli. he interviewed many of the people, as i understand it, that were involved. and so, the opportunity to get his views, i think are very -- is very important. >> reporter: the september 11th attack in benghazi, libya, left four people dead, including u.s. ambassador chris stephens. yesterday, lawmakers heard from the acting cia director behind closed doors and watched the real-time video of the attacks. >> number one, were mistakes made? gosh, we know mistakes were made. and we have to learn from it
if they don't pay. >>> still ahead, more fallout from former cia director david petraeus' extramarital affair. how his wife is reacting. >>> do you have a shopping addict in your life? experts have tips on how to deal with compulsive shopping. >> a close friend says david petraeus is devastated over the harm he has caused to his family while losing one of the best jobs he's ever had. the spokesman says petraeus' wife is not pleased. he ended the affair four months ago. matt greenblatt has more on the woman who call the fbi. >> reporter: without jill kelly the affair may never have become known she seen leaving her house in tampa bay sunday evening. it is now known kelly call the fbi asking them to investigate threatening e-mails. she began receiving the e-mails around the same time paula broadwell's affair with the cia director was ending. the fbi traced them back to broadwell's computer that led officials to conclude the nation's cia director was involved in the affair with the woman who just this january publicly complemented petraeus' wife. >> he's married to holly petraeus, a wonderful mi
, also the stunning story involving former cia director david petraeus caught in an extramarital affair. we now know who the other woman involved in the story is. this story has a long way to go. and as you know, rob, i am obsessed with it. >> you like. you like some dramatic stories and the whole infidelity angle gets you worked up on this one. >> i'm obsessed. obsessed. >> it is juicy this one. there is a bigger picture, was national security at risk. >> that's the thing. >> that's a question too. the tawdry details, the e-mail. he broke it off. she went a little -- sounds like a little crazy. stay tuned. an episode of dynasty. >>> and then some rough stuff on the nascar track. yes, there was a crash. we've seen that a lot. wait until you see what this one developed into in the pits along the track. let's say the guys were not getting along with other guys. it got ugly. a full out brawl. stay tuned for that. >> nascar is so huge. huge. >> whew. >>> and a record-setting opening for bond. james bond. >> well done. >> i've seen it. "skyfall" the box office leader. our reviewer joins us w
of the head of the c.i.a. david petraeus, sources familiar with the investigation, that c.i.a. director petraeus was having an affair with his buying grapher biographer. >> the resignation stunned the city. one of the most respected and disciplined public officials left office admitting an indiscretion. in a statement to c.i.a. employees, he acknowledged an affair what he called extremely poor judgment. such behavior is unacceptable the statement said. both as a husband and as a leader of an organization such as ours. on thursday, petraeus went to the white house to turn in his resignation the same place he so frequently been called on to serve. >> it's a great privilege to serve there. >> the affair was discovered by the f.b.i. after inappropriate e-mails surfaced. the focus of the probe turned to his biografpher. >> ended up being a text between both of us. >> he was one of architects to the surge in iraq. from iraq to afghanistan and then the call to head the c.i.a. >> are you ready to come back, ready for the c.i.a.? >> i feel very fortunate to provide such an opportunity to serve a
>>> good morning, america. this morning, spy fall, the head of the cia, david petraeus, forced to resign over a sex scandal. who is the woman at the center of this story? and what does it mean for america's national security? >>> storming the power company. fed up and frustrated residents without electricity, almost two weeks after superstorm sandy, joining in protest. adding insult to injury, they just got their utility bills in the mail. >>> special delivery. the woman who went into labor at a bus stop and got help from a quick-thinking, complete stranger who doesn't even speak the same language. >> oh, my god. >> we have the happy reunion at the hospital. ♪ brown sugar >>> and brown sugar. love letters from a young mick jagger to a woman who inspired the rolling stone's smash hit. did rock's bad boy really recite emily dickinson? >>> i guess we're going to have to consider -- reconsider mick jagger, reading poetry. >> he's a very smart man, from the london school of economics. he's a bright one there. >>> we have a busy morning. not only do we have a sex scandal involving
the shocking scandal that cost the head of the cia his job. abc's david kerley is in the nation's capital with new information about how general david petraeus' extramarital affair came to light. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, bianna, you're right. some rather stunning details about a frightening e-mail that brought down the director of the cia and general david petraeus. it was an affair between petraeus and his biographer paula broadwell according to sources familiar with the investigation. broadwell had extraordinary access to petraeus when he was running the war in afghanistan. >> they trusted me, so i was able to get a lot of great access and i got to know his family and his mentors. >> reporter: confirmed as cia director more than a year ago -- >> i'll even give him my personal e-mail address. >> reporter: -- several sources tell abc news it was an e-mail that unraveled the affair. a couple of months ago, a woman apparently in the tampa area, with an association with petraeus and the military received a strange and harassing e-mail. she notified the fbi which launch
nelson. a serious matter addressed to day on capitol hill, that is wrl former cia director david petraeus will tell lawmakers about the deadly attack against americans in benghazi back in september. what else he may be asked about, who knows. lawmakers insist their focus will be strictly on that attack. >>> plus, in the wake of superstorm sandy, hundreds of thousands of cars destroyed. we will check in on what effect that is having on the used car market. >> very interesting story. could impact consumers nationwide. so that is not a northeast story by any stretch. >>> plus, uh-oh, could there be trouble in paradise? we're hearing word the marriage of kris and bruce jenner might be on the rocks. now, if that is not a story for a friday "skinny," you tell me what is. >> we would be shocked if that hatched, happened, right? >> they're classy. i'm sure they'll save the break-up for the next season. >> reality tv. >>> first, it is another day of violence. nearly 100 israeli missiles exploded in gaza city as the death toll climbed to 19. >> on top of that, israel is now threatening to bring in
the e-mails. the stunning fall of america's spy master. the cia confirmation, behind him his wife and the other woman. martha raddatz standing by with the newest fallout from the investigation. >>> high price. american families losing their homes because of a missed utility bill? how far is too far for bill collectors? >> you're taking homes from people for small unpaid water bills. >> a "world news" investigation. >>> and saluting our heroes tonight. the little boy in his own words, for his father in afghanistan. >> i'm so proud of him. he is my hero right next to jesus. >> moments later, his hero arrives. >>> and good evening. we do begin here with that terrifying and deadly explosion that shattered a suburban indianapolis neighborhood in the middle of the night. the blast could be felt for miles. firefighters rushing to the scene. you can see one of the homes here on fire and then soon, several of them up in flames. witnesses say you could hear the screams in the night, families huddled outside, hugging their pets. and then today, the image of a charred neighborhood. in a momen
petraeus, the former head of the cia. >> talk of washington, that's for sure. we now know the women at the heart of the investigation that led to petraeus' downfall. she was apparently perceived as a threat. >> the secret affair may have remained threatening if not for the threatening e-mails his lover sent to his woman jill kelly. officials say she was not romantically involved with pet tray but a family friend. kelly contacted the cia. initially there were concerns that the cia director's e-mail had been hacked. >> the original complaints was harassment that possibly could have gone to e-mail hacking but there was no substantive information that this had anything to do with national security. >> reporter: but those e-mails were linked back to paula broadwell who had access to petraeus in afghanistan as his official biographer. the 40-year-old broadwell lives in charlotte, north carolina with her husband and two kids. she's an avid runner and said they bonded during the trips to afghanistan. >> it was an opportunity to interview him on a run. i thought i'd test him but he was going
in san mateo county. >>> questions still surrounding the resignation of cia director petraeus over an affair. another woman is at the heart of the investigation that led to the revelation. >> reporter: petraeus' secret affair may have remained secret if not for threatening e-mails his lover sent to jill kelly, wife of a tampa surgeon longtime supporter of the military. not romantically involved with petraeus but a family friend she contacted the fbi after receiving threatening e-mails, concerns that the cia director's e-mail had been hacked. >> initial complain was harassment, it could have gone to hacking no information that this had anything to do with national security. >> reporter: those e-mails were linked back to paula broadwell who had access to petraeus in afghanistan as his official biographer. the 40-year-old broadwell lives in charlotte, north carolina with her husband and two kids, avid runner and says they bonded over shared mental and physical discipline during her trips to afghanistan to interview him. >> it was an opportunity for me to interview him on a run i was -
that toppled the cia director, former general david petraeus. abc's brian ross looked into this question. did the two women involved in the scandal try to make a profit off their ties to powerful officers? here's the brian ross investigation. >> reporter: in addition to the book and the sex, paula broadwell's connection with general david petraeus provided another benefit. a celebrity status in military circles that led to a role as an expert commentator and firing range demonstrator in an infomercial for a company trying to gain military contracts for this strange looking machine gun. >> on the individual fighter, reducing weight is critical. >> reporter: on this tape, shot last december in the midst of her affair with the four-star general running the cia, broadwell is identified as the author of the petraeus biography. in a previous infomercial six years ago, she had no speaking part and simply demonstrated the gun. officials at the company, located in virginia beach, said broadwell has no official affiliation with them, but would not answer abc news questions about why they chose to use h
on the u.s. consulate in libya september 11th. u.s. intelligence officials say cia officers went to the aid of state department staffers less than 25 minutes after the first call for help. cia publicly denying a report by fox news that the cia told its personnel to stand down. a.m. stevens was killed with -- ambassador stevens was killed with three other americans. >>> deep financial trouble for nuclear power plan. san onofre know plant in southern california out of service since january operator says it has cost 317 million dollars between repairs and replacement power. officials say it is not clear if the steam generators can be repaired and operated at full power the shutdown happened after a tube break that caused radiation leak concerns. >>> make-up work for students at san francisco's public schools for those who skipped school for the giants parade. initial attendance records indicate plenty of students were among the 1.3 million at the celebration. san francisco high school attendance was down more than 20%. middle school down 11%, grade schoolers about 3 1/2%. >>> tonight warriors
>>> tonight on "nightline" -- cia sex scandal. shocking new details in the extramarital affair that brought down the head of the cia. a high-profile mistress, her alleged harassing e-mails and the fbi investigation that unraveled it all. >>> michael unmasked. a superstar who gave us "thriller." ♪ thriller >> obsessed with pills, shopping and his lost childhood. the explosive new book blowing the lid off the secret life of michael jackson and the question that still haunts his fans. >> did michael jackson ever molest a child? >>> and kirstie tells all. fresh off her turn on "dancing with the stars," she tells barbara walters ant her battles with weight and falling for patrick swayze and the love of her life, john travolta. >>> there is breaking news right now. for that, we go to the abc news desk. >> good evening, everyone. i'm paula farris. we have breaking news tonight on that widening e-mail scandal rocking washington and the world. a scandal that led to the resignation of cia chief david petraeus. late this evening, abc news learned that general john allen, the top u.s. co
just keep on coming in the scandal that led cia director david petraeus to step down. and today there was a stunning new turn that now the top general in afghanistan is feeling the unwelcome glare of the spotlight. at the center of it all, a tampa socialite named jill kelly. and abc's brian ross has set out to discover who this woman really is who's helped unravel the careers of one of the most powerful men in america. >> reporter: her detractors are harsh saying 37-year-old jill kelly of tampa is nothing more than a name-dropping, social-climbing, bored socialite. in the course of only a few days two of the most powerful men in america have been surrounded by scandal because of action she has taken. sending shock waves all the way to the white house. >> well, i certainly think wouldn't call it welcome. >> reporter: first it was cia director david petraeus. and now it is general john allen, running the war in afghanistan. together, a devastating blow to a country at war. >> anything that takes your eye off the ball is a distraction. and it will have some effect. >> reporter: off
>>> good morning, america. brand-new developments in the cia sex scandal. we meet the family friend who blew the whistle on the affair that brought down director david petraeus. she got e-mail so threatening she went to the fbi. new details of the high-profile mistress at the center of the case. >>> caught on tape. the deadly blast destroying an entire neighborhood. ripping through homes. people scrambling to escape. investigators racing to figure out what caused the explosion before it happens again. >>> water world. unbelievable new pictures of the entire city of venice under water. tourists and residents battling rising seas, at least waist high. three quarters of one of the world's most famous landmarks impacted right now. >>> the crews are in it! >> road rage, a massive fight breaks out at the races after a battle on the track. watch this, nascar legend jeff gordon deliberately rams right into a driver. the drivers running after each other, breaking into a fist fight. >>> and good morning on this veterans day. robin is recovering. of course, her father, one of the many veterans
, and what the former cia director has to say that she sent e mails to another woman. >> the penalty handed down for one of the most-well known drivers in the sport. >> i'm michael finney. coming up, the secrets behind goodwill shopping. the bay area stores where you have best chances of >>> and we begin this half hour with latest on the affair between david petraeus andzicu s biographer. >> petraeus reportedly shocked to learn paula broadwell was suspected of sending friend she saw as a romantic rival. their relationship will be the discussion of the top leaders of the cia and fbi. >> we're live with the latest on this. mark? >> good afternoon. the secretary of defense weighed in on this today saying he has not yet formed an opinion on whether petraeus should face criminal prosecution for adultery if it turns out the affair was ongoing during the time he he served in the military. this afternoon we learned more about how long they've known each other. met was six years ago in 2006. she was still a student at harvard. two years later, he agreed to let her focus on him for her dock storeal d
>> eric: former c.i.a. director is getting ready to testify before congress as he continues to deal with the ongoing sex scandal. >> kristen: busy morning. i'm kristen sze. >> eric: i'm eric thomas. a major traffic development. westbound commute on 80 into san francisco is headache right now with a big accident on the bay bridge. >> kristen: latest from sue hall. there are a couple of stalls. >> it's been a bad commute. traveling on 80. this bay bridge incline section, five car accident blocking two right lanes. bumper-to-bumper past the toll plaza. that looks like it will be sometime before it is cleared. metering lights are already on and has been on about 10-15 minutes. that towards the macarthur maze. bart if you have to take the commute is best bet this morning because that traveling through 80 is just a nightmare. sig alert just lifted but looks like a new stall in the same area. 80 at westbound is very slow. here is exclusive waze app, red lines on the bay bridge, we saw the live shot. very heavy traffic here. once again, bart is your best alternate. it is really jammed right
, that friday afternoon bombshell. david petraeus resigns at the cia after the fbi uncovers his extramarital affair. pierre thomas is here with the latest. first came upon this several months ago. >> yes, it came to light after a woman in tampa tied to military got a peculiar, harassing e-mail. the woman was so concerned, she contacted the fbi, who, then, according to our sources, traced it back to paula broadwell, who wrote a book about petraeus. as the fbi continued to investigate, they discovered e-mails pointing to a romantic, sexual relationship between the two. early concerns about the e-mails being hacked. but the investigation never turned up evidence of national security being compromised. but what did find was lots of human drama. >> what more do they have to investigate now and why wasn't the white house told until this week? >> the fbi investigation is largely done and the early evidence is that there will not be criminal charges. again, sources say that this deinvolved into a personal matter. petraeus had been confronted in the last couple of weeks, as for the timing of the disc
of evidence. petraeus started an affair with broadwell when head of the cia. he resigned on friday. broadwell was im bedd with him in afghanistan while working on his biography. he claims any confidential information she obtained was no the from him and must have come from another commander. broadwell has agreed to cooperate fully with the fbi. now the fbi found out about the affair from jill kelly. here she is leaving her home in north carolina today. she contacted the fbi because pull a broadwell warned her to stay away from general petraeus threatening e-mails. knew him from having parties in florida. information was found about the petraeus broadwell affair. however, "wall street journal"reports the fbi removed the agent from the investigation because he became obsessed with jill kelly. apparently even sending her a shirtless picture of himself. whether any realizeship is not mostly clear at this point. >> his name is synonymous with anti-virus software but tech pioneer mcphee is wanted for murder of his neighbor in belize. we are live in san francisco with more on the bizarre tale.
mystery agent who helped ignite the cia sex scandal is revealed, as president obama speaks out for the first time on the investigation that's ensnared two of his most powerful commanders. >>> and, deadly behavior. it's the most dangerous and widespread eating disorder in the country. and most people have never heard of it. in fact the secret lives of millions of american women battling every bite. >> last time i ate pizza, i had a panic attack. >>> plus, finding bigfoot. meet the rag tag team of researchers trekking across the globe on the hunt for a legendary beast. >> announcer: from the blglobal resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," november 14th, 2012. >> good evening, i'm cynthia mcfadden. tonight, the latest turn in the cia sex scandal, as we learn the identity of the fbi agent who sparked the investigation that brought down one of the nation's most powerful leaders, and is now implicated another. president obama himself spoke out today for the first time since the scandal broke, and my co-anchor ter
their meeting today with top fbi and cia officials over what led to the resignation of former cia director david petraeus. he resigned last week after admitting to an extramarital affair. that affair was discovered during an fbi investigation of harassing e-mails allegedly sent by broadwell to jill kelley. law enforcement official says broadwell sent e-mails to senior military officials in an attempt to undermine kelley who she saw as a romantic viral. -- romantic rival. >>> president obama heads to new york today to tour superstorm sandy damage. the president will meet with local officials, first responders, fema staff and families recovering from the storm that hit two weeks ago. he was in new jersey before the election last week parts of and new jersey are still without power. >>> registered sex offender caught volunteering at a south bay catholic school. it is illegal for a sex offender to be on school grounds he claims he had permission from the church. leslie brinkley has details. >> reporter: 51-year-old worked as a volunteer at the catholic school festival last month. they say someone re
the affair. former cia director petraeus is denying another aspect of his sex scandal as big names rush to defend general john allen's reputation. >>> new fear of all-out war in the mideast. the airstrikes goin >>> some big names if government are coming to the defense of john allen. katie marzullo is live in the newsroom with today's developments, including petraeus' first interview since the scandal. >> reporter: in that interview, general petraeus says, he never gave his mistress, paula broadwell any classified information. there's more focus on general allen. right now he would be testifying at his own confirmation hearing. instead, others are defending his reputation. hearings are underway to confirm general allen's replacement as commander in afghanistan. he can't move on until he's cleared of wrongdoing in a broader sex scandal. the fbi is investigating possibly flirtatious e-mails between him and a florida socialite jill kelley. >> i continue to believe that general allen is one of our best military leaders. continue to have confidence in the ability to lead the war in afghanist
of the drama was a young female cia officer played by jessica chastain, the woman they called maya, rerelentlessly tracked leads that went straight to bin laden. >> bin laden is there. and you're going to kill him for me. >> i realized this odyssey was this woman, with tenacity and courage, i was excited to take it on. >> i didn't want to use you with your velcro and gear, i wanted to drop a bomb. >> reporter: those words were indeed real based on interviews with the young cia officer, some of the dialogue is drama tiezed, some of the decades difficult na nair nairty -- narrative condensed. how did she feel about the movie? >> a lot of people i spoke to were in an unusual position, they were proud of what they had done but had more or less resigned themselves to the fact that what they had done they could not talk about publicly but the movie allows them tuk in a way that is a bit freer because movies can change the way people look. >> reporter: bigelow was making final tweaks with her sound designers the day we met. >> what we were try doing here was create a kind of sonic environ
.s. intelligence leaders offer new timeline of the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. the role cia agents played in the minutes after attack. >>> better late than never. meet the woman who jut found out she is worth 23 million dollars -- who just found out she is worth 23 million dollars. >>> divvying up the payout from disney's acquisition of lucas . >>> oregon wet weather now around hours showers will creep in around you are rook , near chico possibly reading more likely in the higher elevations around there low 70s sacramento fresno increasing sunshine there upper 60s l.a. and san diego 85 palm springs tahoe this weekend is going to be the coolest this afternoon 57° mostly sunny sky, mostly sunny conditions saturday, temperatures there and sunday warming into the mid 60s in the afternoon still cold enough at night to make snow mid to upper 20s. >>> 5:44. new this morning, memorial plans are set for the two victims of a small plane crash in contra costa county. the aircraft went down north of byron airport 10 days ago. service for the 5-year-old -- meantime officials with the national
to serve. and new information about what the former head of the cia is saying about an affair that led to the end of his career. abc7 news starts now. >> abc7 news starts right now with live, breaking news. >> good afternoon. this is just in from san jose place. the man wanted as a suspect in the death of his wife has been found dead. officers tell us they found the body of troy nosenzo in his car this morning off highway 129. the cause of death is believed to be an overdose of sleeping pills. patricia was found dead inside her home friday morning. police said they previously had many trips to the home for domestic violence calls. >>> our other top story, the weather. let's take a live look outside. this is mt. diablo. a sunny day but it didn't feel like it with freezing temperatures in spots overnight. snow in the sierra. this is a look at heavenly. higher elevations received up to 18 inches of snow. frigid temperatures have allowed ski resorts to frank up the snow making machines. let's get the latest on the cold weather from meteorologist leigh glaser. >> you see for yourself much o
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. >>> a sex scandal shakeup at the cia. the new detail revealed why david petraeus left his post use, the bay area clinic giving amputees a new lease on life. >> klepto the >> ama: developing news tonight. at least six people are dead of a huge earthquake in myanmar. hit just after 7:30 sunday morning local time. officials say the death happened when a bridge under construction collapsed. >> we're learning more about the scandal involving david petraeus. his sudden resignation fridays a head of the cia is sending shock waves through washington, and petraeus accepts all the plame for -- blame for his downfall. >> after nearly four decade inside international affairs, it was an extramarital affair that brought david petraeus' distinguished career to a jolting end. in a statement to cia employeees, petraeus acknowledged this liaison, expressing extremely poor judgment. some such behavior is unseasonable, his statement read, both as a husband and a leader of an organization such as ours. >> if they found out as an extramarital affair they could use it against you. >> petraeus has been married to
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on fire. and the sex scandal shakeup at the cia. new details revealed about why david petraeus left his post. this is abc7 news. >> this morning a 5.8 magnitude aftershock has hit northern myanmar hours after a deadly earthquake struck. an initial count shows 12 people are dead. the magnitude 6.8 quake hit the former country of burma just after 7:00 30 sunday their time. a death happened when a bridge under construction collapsed. >> developing news, an indianapolis neighborhood is in ruins this morning as authorities try to determine what caused the deadly explosion that leveled two homes last night. officials now say at least two people were killed, two injured. firefighters put out a raging fire following the explosion. the blast forced about 200 people to evacuate. investigators say all power, gas and other utilities to the home that exploded had been shut off. they hope to learn more this morning as we can examine the site bidet light. it shattered windows and damaged dozens of surrounding homes. >>> president obama's re-election victory just got a bit bigger. florida now in the pr
was rededicated yesterday. >>> there are still questions surrounding the sudden resignation of cia director petraeus over an affair. we heard about his lover, also his biographer. we are learning another woman, a petraeus family friend is at the heart of the investigation that led to the revelation. rob nelson fills us in. >> reporter: petraeus' secret affair may have remained secret if not for the threatening e-mails his lover sent to this woman, jill kell low, wife of a tampa surgeon and long time supporter of the military. officials say she's was not romantically involved with petraeus but a family friend. she contacted the fbi after receiving threatening e-mails there were concerns that the e-mails had been hacked. >> the initial complain was harassment, it could have gone to e-mail hacking but there is no substantive information that this had anything to do with national security. >> reporter: those e-mails were linked back to paula broadwell who had access to petraeus in afghanistan as his biographer. the 40-year-old broadwell lives in north carolina with her husband and two kids avid
former cia director david petraeus. as rob nelson reports jen john allen is now the focus of a widening investigation. >> reporter: in a new twist to the david a -- david petraeus session scandal general john allen is under investigation for sending allegedly improper e-mails to jill kelley the florida woman who triggered the investigation that forced petraeus to resign the pentagon is reviewing between 20 and 30,000 documents involved. allen denies any wrongdoing and remains in his current position. late monday, agents spent five hours at the home of petraeus' former mistress, paula broadwell, leaving this morning with several boxes. this after the fbi told abc news they discovered thousands of e-mails between broadwell and petraeus, detailing the affair. the affair came to light over the summer as part of an fbi investigation that began after jill kelley received threatening e-mails she believed were from broadwell. officials say broadwell had classified material on her computer, which is illegal. the fbi does not believe any of it came from petraeus, no charges have been filed agains
and cia are expected to brief lawmakers on the scandal. katie marzullo will have the latest in a live report in the next half hour. >>> good news for skiers. start hitting the slopes at heavenly and north star starting today the season is beginning a week earlier thanks to cold temperatures for snow making and the storms we had last week not all the runs will be open until they get more storms and more snow but enough for visitors to get an early taste of winter squaw valley set to open this weekend bore real opened last -- week. >>> >>> overnight the problem with the prius and other cars leading toyota to recall millions of vehicles around the globe. >>> welcome back. temperatures above average, low 70s in many areas, mid to upper 60s in places like san rafael, richmond, napa, as we head through the next three days, temperatures are going to stay mild even with the system bringing a chance of showers thursday evening mid 60s to 70, low to mid 60s showers friday and mover rain likely saturday, a little cooler than upper 50s at the coast low to mid 60s for the rest of us. >>> metering
. >> thank you, sandhya. >>> former cia director david petraeus will testify before a house committee on friday about the u.s. consulate attack in libya despite being a subject himself. it was in question after he resigned over an affair with his by yoking graw fer, paula broadwell. he weighed in on the sex scandal saying he has no evidence at this point any classified information was sclosed. in his first news conference since re-election, the president praised petraeus. >> safer because of the work that dave petraeus has done. my main home -- hope is that this ends up being a single side note on what has otherwise been an extraordinary career. >> broadwell is being investigated for storing significant information at her home. she has had her security clearance suspended and she could face prosecution. >>> mitt romney is telling his top donors that president obama won re-election eight days ago in part because of, quote, gifts he gave to minorities and young voters. romney discusses the african-american community and the hispanic community saying the dream act amnesty program was a b
. it will be a chilly start in the morning. >> thank you, sandhya. >>> former cia director david petraeus will testify before a house committee on friday about the u.s. consulate attack in libya despite being a subject himself. it was in question after he resigned over an affair with his by yoking graw fer, paula broadwell. he weighed in on the sex scandal saying he has no evidence at this point any classified information was disclosed. in his first news conference since re-election, the president praised petraeus. >> safer because of the work that dave petraeus has done. my main home -- hope is that this ends up being a single side note on what has otherwise been an extraordinary career. >> broadwell is being investigated for storing significant information at her home. she has had her security clearance suspended and she could face prosecution. >>> mitt romney is telling his top donors that president obama won re-election eight days ago in part because of, quote, gifts he gave to minorities and young voters. romney discusses the african-american community and the hispanic community saying the dream
morning, everyone. we have new details this morning on the sex scandal that brought down former cia director david petraeus. we've learned the name of that mystery agent from the fbi who first exposed the petraeus affair. he is fbi veteran agent frederick humphries. notorious for sending shirtless photos of himself to another key player in the scandal. >> he says it was just a lighthearted joke. we'll see. that woman would be jill kelly, seen on the right, which claims she was threatened by petraeus' lover. she has been stripped of her special access to macdill air force base in tampa. and petraeus' mistress, paula broadwell, is under investigation for storing military documents, on her computer. and for the first time president obama has weighed in on this mess. abc's preeti arla has the latest. >> reporter: president obama walked into the east room of the white house for his first postelection news conference, tackling the major issues his administration will face in the weeks ahead. >> i'm open to compromise. and i'm open to new ideas. >> reporter: the president meets with congre
. the president holds a post-election news conference his first in eight months. >> the cia scandal, benghazi attack, and looming fiscal cliff all got plenty of attention. it's thursday, november 15th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good thursday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. the president heads to new york today for a look at hurricane recovery. we are going to have highlights of his news conference in a moment. >>> also, this half hour, what is next in the middle east, after israel unleashes a deadly assault that takes out a leader of hamas? >> growing tension in the area of the country. a hot spot. >>> we'll head to the great northwest on the trail of bigfoot. we follow the die-hard big foot hunters determined to track down the legendary beast. >>> and one week until thanksgiving. rub your belly, please. i can't wait to eat. >> it's time. >> disney our parent company helping usher in the season with colorful windows and clothes and all for a very good cause. >>> but first, the president takes a one-day break from his budget crisis t
fast-moving cia sex scandal. new pictures of the mistress at the center of the storm. paula broadwell, still silent, as the secretary of defense, defends the top american general caught in the scandal, overnight. >>> breaking overnight, a plane with three pilots on board slams head-on into a neighborhood in mississippi, crashing into a house and bursting into flames. a narrow escape for the woman inside. now, new clues about what caused the crash. >>> lottery scam. the elaborate sting to capture two brother who is swindled a father of two out of a $5 million winning ticket. the two brothers are under arrest. the father on top of the world. how lottery officials pulled it off. ♪ hey sexy lady >>> now, look who has gone "gangnam." red hot psy's surprise, aing with madonna in front of 25,000 fans. music's biggest superstar, turning up the heat with the hottest star on the planet last night. ♪ >> hello, new york! >>> happy wednesday. we have a lot of new and exclusive details pouring in on the cia sex scandal. it's already cost general petraeus his job as the head of the cia
too dangerous? >> lots of injuries. >>> but first, let's get right to the cia sex scandal and the breaking news overnight about the veteran fbi agent who took the first investigative steps that could lead to the downfall of cia director david petraeus. brian ross has been following this story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, amy. the identification of the agent overnight was another piece of the petraeus case puzzle falling into place. it was last may when tampa socialite jill kelley began to get a series of e-mails that made her think someone was stalking her and her friend, cia director david petraeus. so kelley went to an fbi agent she knew personally. 47-year-old fred humphries, whose lawyer tells abc news, humphries was the agent who helped launch the investigation and later went to congress when he thought there was a coverup. >> if we hadn't had an individual who apparently believed in right and wrong with no gray, we may never have gotten to where we are in this case today. >> reporter: the fbi did not tell the white house about petraeus' affair with his b
that that came directly from the cia, everything that she said. the senators responded by accusing both her and the cia of shading it for political reasons. rice, as you can imagine, forcefully denied that. and, george, so did the acting cia director, who was with her in the meeting. the republican senators just didn't buy it. >> jon, the white house insists president obama has not made the decision to nominate ambassador rice for secretary of state. but they also say that this opposition isn't going to make any difference in that decision. >> reporter: they've been consistent in saying that. and rice herself has told people she had no idea whether or not the president will nominate her. the white house tells me she is very much the leading candidate. and hillary clinton, friends of hillary clinton say, that they expect her to leave immediately after the president's first term is over, in early january. so time is really running out on that, george. i would expect a decision on this very soon. certainly well before christmas. >> rice will be meeting with more senators today? >> reporter: th
of new york and new jersey still don't have power. >>> top fbi and cia officials will be back on capitol hill this morning to discuss their investigation into former cia director david petraeus. petraeus stepped down last week after admitting to an extramarital affair with biographer paula broadwell, the affair was discovered during an fbi investigation of harassing e-mails sent by broadwell to jill kelley, whom she saw as a rival, broadwell's security clearance has been revoked with kelley's access to macdill air force base in tampa petraeus is set to testify tomorrow morning on the u.s. consulate attack in libya. breaking news, defense secretary panetta is ordering reviews of ethics training for military officers. >>> 6:37. traffic and weather together,j1m next. live look outside, we see the san mateo bridge, we see the low clouds around it, meteorologist mike nicco says rain is headed our way. he will have the full forecast. sue is monitoring traffic. >>> it can give you a morning pick-up or any time, is it safe? new concern with 5 hour energy. >>> welcome become. we are seeing affect
. >> kristen: david petraeus resigned a week ago as c.i.a. director because of an extramarital affair. this morning the retired general appears on capitol hill one hour from now to talk about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. here is the latest from washington. >> reporter: general david petraeus heads to capitol hill today to face lawmakers. he will meet behind closed doors with the house and senate intelligence committee. it comes after a week he stepped down a as c.i.a. director after admitting to an extramarital affair. >> he went to tripoli. he interviewed many of the people as i understand it that were involved. so the opportunity to get his views i think are very important. >> the september 11th attack in benghazi left four people dead including u.s. ambassador chris stevens. yesterday they heard from the acting c.i.a. director behind closed doors and watched a realtime video of the attack. >> number one mistakes were made and we have to learn from this. >> there have been many questions about the attack. the obama administration initially blamed it on protests over
that can help them to call their local authorities. >>> and the woman at the center of the cia sex scandal has been spotted with her husband for the first time since that news broke. paula broadwell and dr. scott broadwell were seen outside her brother's home in washington, d.c. that was last night. her affair with david petraeus forced him to resign as head of the cia. >>> and finally, one of the stars in the aftermath of superstorm sandy was governor chris christie. seeps he's been everywhere including "saturday night live" where they talked about that fleece. >> i would like to give a special thanks to my wife who is here tonight who put up with a husband who smells like a wet fleece for the past three weeks. >> you have been wearing that fleece a lot. >> oh, yeah, it's basically fused to my skin a lot. >> but i have seen you wearing suits. >> but i wear them over this fleece. i'm going to die in this fleece. >> you know, he has a pretty good sense of humor. ran into him in the green room. anyone tell you look like the governor of new jersey and he said without missing a beat, unfortuna
on the deadly attack. feinstein wants to know who omitted the cia's early conclusion that al-qaeda was involved. former cia director david pet cold congress the cia wanted to keep that information classified. senator feinstein said this morning on nbc's "meet the press" she doesn't think they tried to cover up the link for political reasons. >> pet very clearly said it was a terrorist attack. and outlined who he thought might be involved in it. what has concerned me about this is really the plough littization littization -- politicization of a statement that was put out by the intelligence agency who susan rice on the 16th was asked to go before the people and use that statement and did. she was within the context of that statement. feinstein also called general petraeus's sudden resignation over an extramarital affairs something out of the, quote, national inquirer. >>> the annual tree lighting gets underway at 6:00. abc seven news spencer christian will be there to host the ceremony. but there's lots to do ahead of time. the celebration includes music, letters to santa, even visits from popul
the cia. tonight what action david petraeus is now taking. and ringing in the holidays with the lighting of one of the first trees. and some showers tonight, but what will the weather be like for those black friday shoppers? leigh >>> navy seals have pulled off several high-profile missions in the last few years, and as a result the number of imposters, people posing as navy seals is soaring. dan noyes tracked down one phony seal on the peninsula, and dan joins us with an i team investigation. dan, you wouldn't think anyone would do this, but it happens. >> it is happening more and more. at first glance it may seem like a smallish you, a misguided soul who is trying to impress people. but to current and former navy seals and the family members of those who died serving their country, this is very important. they call it stolen valor. members of the naff navy's special operations force launch a daring nighttime raid killing osama bin laden. they captured somali pirates killing three with simultaneous head shots firing from boat to boat. such exemployeds add to the legend of the navy seals
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